Step-by-step guide to making a paper petition

Petition approval

After we've received your petition, we will check that it complies with our terms and conditions. We try to do this as quickly as possible, but in some cases it could take up to ten working days.

Once we have checked the petition, we will contact you to let you know if it has been approved or rejected. If approved, we will publish the petition online within five working days.

If for any reason we cannot accept your petition, we will contact you to explain why. You may edit and resubmit the petition to comply with our terms, should you want to.

If we can't approve your amended petition, we will contact you again to explain why.